TOOLBOX FOR FACILITATING A JUST TRANSITION IN INDIA’S COAL-DEPENDENT COMMUNITIES AND REGIONS
“I engage in ISA because I believe that effectively addressing the urgent climate goals and energy transition necessitates a people-centric approach. It is crucial to ensure that vulnerable communities and workers are not left behind in the process. For this, just transition will be vital.”
Rajeev Ranjan (38 years), is a researcher and practitioner from Jharkhand, India. His work focuses on interdisciplinary research and grassroots engagement on energy transition, climate change and community development. He works on a collaborative project with the FossilExit research group in exploring socio-technical dimensions of just transition in coal regions of India.
His ISA project centers on developing a toolbox for facilitating a Just Transition in India’s coal-dependent communities and regions. Through the study, he explores the perspectives of various stakeholders, policy measures and strategies concerning an equitable and fair transition. His key focus is on dependent workers and communities who will be most affected from the transition away from coal, with the goal of building their knowledge and capacity for a just transition.